Woman jailed on failure-to-appear warrant

From Local Sources


JASPER — A woman appeared in Dubois Superior Court this week in a theft and legend drug case after being booked into the Dubois County Security Center on a failure-to-appear warrant.

Katherine E. Ackerman, 41, Evansville, was arrested in October by the Jasper Police Department and accused of taking clothing, food and electronic items valued at $86.28 from the Walmart Supercenter at 4040 N. Newton St.

Authorities also alleged Ackerman was found to be in possession of pills that were three different strengths of a single controlled substance.

Ackerman was charged with a Level 6 felony count of unlawful possession of a legend (prescription) drug and a misdemeanor count of theft.

On Feb. 26, when Ackerman failed to appear for a second consecutive time for ongoing pretrial hearings in the case, a failure-to-appear warrant was issued in Dubois Superior Court. Ackerman was booked into the county security center at 3:17 p.m. Saturday on the active warrant.

Ackerman’s delayed pretrial hearing was held Monday, at which time her next court date was set for May 8 to give her counsel time to speak with the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office in hopes of reaching an agreement in the case.

The court released Ackerman on her own recognizance with the understanding that, if she fails to appear for another hearing, her previously posted bond will be forfeited, the court will issue another warrant and she will be held in the security center pending the final disposition of the case.

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